Tuesday, July 24, 2012

An exchantingly twisted tea party

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

My good friend Caroline aka Ms. Dirty Fabulous is getting married in a couple of weeks and we've certainly been giving her a good send-off. Many of them. Her sister (and business partner) Kathy, threw a 'Enchantingly Twisted Tea Party' for her on Sunday. Funnily enough there wasn't any tea in sight but plenty of Pimms and pink champers with edible floating flowers.


A very excited Caroline was delivered to the house, blind-folded and led out into the garden to be greeted by all of us. Kathy had a box of masks for us to choose from. I went for the fabulous Mr Fox.


Kathy had also put together a Pinterest inspiration board, which she aptly named 'Twisted creatures of enchantedness'. Lots of macabre Gothic drama, combined with the prettiest of frocks and sweet girly innocence :) That's our Caroline.
 
A tipi tent was decked out with cushions, a gramophone playing old records and a special armchair for Caroline. And the sun shone on us for the afternoon which made it all the better! I think Caroline had a great fourth hen...

"It was a fabulously demented tea party, complete with home-made cakes, skeletons and champagne. What more could a girl want?"



Kathy and Breffni pop the champers

The food stole the show though - cucumber heart sandwiches, lemon scones, pomegranate and cardamom carrot cake... and those chocolate baked figs with sea salt.

Cucumber and cream cheese hearts and chocolate and sea salt figs...

It's only a couple of weeks until Caroline and Peter's wedding. Their theme of course is Vintage Circus... I'm still working on my costume but I'm almost there. And I have a golden ticket. Big hugs to you Caroline and Peter - I can't wait for your wedding!



Photo credits:
Party pics - mostly moi
Pinterest inspiration photos by Natalie Shau

8 comments:

Breffni said...

Fabulous post, fabulous afternoon, Dirty Fabulous Bride to be!! See you 12 days x

Aisling Nelson said...

Thank you fabulous lady, Breffni. Twelve days, twelve days... must organise my party shoes asap. See you for 'The Wedding' of forever x

Eadaoin said...

What a gorgeous hen! Lucky Caroline to have friends and family who care enough to put together such a sweet celebration for her :) looks like you had a fab afternoon together, I bet the wedding will be even more fabulous - cant wait to see more about your costume!

Dee said...

That is just such an amazing idea! So original and creative. I can't even imagine what the wedding will be like but look forward to seeing some photos. I hope you all have a fab time!!

Aisling Nelson said...

Thanks Eadaoin - It's true; Caroline is a lucky gal with a brilliant family who are so supportive and creative. I'm still working on my costume :)

Aisling Nelson said...

Thanks for commenting Dee. I've seen some of the DIY things that Caroline has created and I can't wait to see everything together on the day. I'll definitely be sharing some photos afterwards!

Aga said...

Thanks for blocking my face in a group photo Aisling ;)

Aisling Nelson said...

Yes, it worked really well by tilting my head to the right like that!